In Memoriam: January 2019

IEEE mourns the loss of the following members

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Photo of George Russell Hanks.Photo: Courtesy of the Hanks Family

George Russell Hanks

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The Transistor at 75

The past, present, and future of the modern world’s most important invention

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Lisa Sheehan
LightGreen

Seventy-five years is a long time. It’s so long that most of us don’t remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important of technological achievements, this issue’s package of articles explores the transistor’s historical journey and potential future.

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